S Eric Murray
The Browns defense was revamped in 2018 and 2019 by John Dorsey, which meant that he basically just signed a bunch of ex-Cheifs players. Eric Murray was one of those guys that Dorsey went out and got. A former fourth-round pick out of Minnesota, the Browns traded Emmanuel Ogbah for him in an attempt to secure the secondary.
He lasted one season. That should tell you if it worked or not.
In his lone season in Cleveland, Murray had 25 tackles, a sack, and zero turnovers in nine games. Murray started four of those. After that, he headed down to Houston, where he secured his starting job in 2020 and had a solid season of 71 tackles, two sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
Against the Jaguars, Murray wasn’t overly impressive but did have a solid outing and was able to post a PFF grade of 67.2. The Texans have a big task ahead of them on Sunday, and Murray is going to have to be a part of the players who step up to help slow down the Browns passing game.
While everyone is focused on Nick Chubb, Mayfield was beyond expectations against the Chiefs, who arguably have a much better defense than the Texans. That means the Texans are going to be in for a long day if they can’t keep up with the Browns receiving corps.